Definitions for Learningˈlɜr nɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

learn•ing*ˈlɜr nɪŋ(n.)

  1. knowledge acquired by systematic study in any field of scholarly application.

  2. the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill.

  3. Psychol. the modification of behavior through practice, training, or experience.

    Category: Animal Behavior

* Syn: learning , erudition , scholarship refer to facts or ideas acquired through systematic study. learning usu. refers to knowledge gained from extensive reading and formal instruction: Her vast learning is reflected in her many books.erudition suggests a thorough and profound knowledge of a difficult subject: His erudition in languages is legendary.scholarship suggests a high degree of mastery in a specialized field, along with an analytical or innovative ability suited to the academic world: The author is renowned for several works of classical scholarship.

Origin of learning:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. learning, acquisition(noun)

    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

    "the child's acquisition of language"

  2. eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedism(noun)

    profound scholarly knowledge

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. learning(noun)ˈlɜr nɪŋ

    the process of gaining knowledge or experience

    His behavior in class is disrupting the learning of others.


  1. learning(Noun)

    An act in which something is learned.

    Learning to ride a unicycle sounds exciting.

  2. learning(Noun)

    Accumulated knowledge.

    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.

  3. learning(Noun)

    Something that has been learned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Learning

    of Learn

  2. Learning(noun)

    the acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy

  3. Learning(noun)

    the knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning


  1. Learning

    Learning is acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals and some machines. Progress over time tends to follow learning curves. Learning is not compulsory; it is contextual. It does not happen all at once, but builds upon and is shaped by what we already know. To that end, learning may be viewed as a process, rather than a collection of factual and procedural knowledge. Learning produces changes in the organism and the changes produced are relatively permanent. Human learning may occur as part of education, personal development, schooling, or training. It may be goal-oriented and may be aided by motivation. The study of how learning occurs is part of neuropsychology, educational psychology, learning theory, and pedagogy. Learning may occur as a result of habituation or classical conditioning, seen in many animal species, or as a result of more complex activities such as play, seen only in relatively intelligent animals. Learning may occur consciously or without conscious awareness. Learning that an aversive event can't be avoided nor escaped is called learned helplessness. There is evidence for human behavioral learning prenatally, in which habituation has been observed as early as 32 weeks into gestation, indicating that the central nervous system is sufficiently developed and primed for learning and memory to occur very early on in development.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Learning

    Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1875

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2466

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Nouns Frequency: #858

Translations for Learning

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


knowledge which has been gained by learning

The professor was a man of great learning.

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